HyperDic: brush_off

English > 1 sense of the expression brush off:
VERBcommunicationbrush off, dismiss, disregard, brush aside, discount, push aside, ignorebar from attention or consideration
English > brush off: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningbar from attention or consideration.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdismiss, disregard, brush aside, discount, push aside, ignore
NarrowerdiscreditCause to be distrusted or disbelieved
disobligeignore someone's wishes / wishes
laugh off, laugh awayDeal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
pass offdisregard
scoff, flouttreat with contemptuous disregard
shrug offminimize the importance of, brush aside
slight, cold-shoulderpay no attention to, disrespect
turn a blind eyerefuse / refuse to acknowledge
Broaderrejectrefuse to accept or acknowledge
Spanishdescartar, desoír, destituir, excluir, ignorar
Catalandeixar de banda, descartar, destituir, excloure
Nounsbrush-offa curt or disdainful rejection

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